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August 5th, 2014

Avanti Communications + iSAT Africa...Take Broadband Across + Through Kenya + Tanzania

[SatNews] "...We look forward to imminent rollout across East Africa.”

Avanti Communications has announced a new multi-year contract with African service provider, iSAT, a subsidiary of the Wananchi Group, East Africa’s leading home entertainment operator. iSAT will deliver satellite broadband services across Kenya and Tanzania through various partners, resellers & distributors. Deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, the service will target consumer and enterprise customers. 

Richard Alden, CEO at Wananchi Group, commented: “Our partnership with Avanti will enable us to deliver flexible, rapidly deployable and scalable satellite broadband solutions to our demanding customer base. Its proven Ka-band technology will support a diverse set of iSAT applications. We look forward to imminent rollout across East Africa.”
David Williams, Chief Executive at Avanti Communications, commented: “We are delighted to partner with iSAT to bring satellite broadband to their East African customers. The quality of Avanti’s technology, coupled with the flexibility it provides across various applications, will support the needs of all of iSAT’s markets. We are delighted to be working with such an important telco in the region.”

iSAT Africa is a UAE based company and a subsidiary of Wananchi Group Holdings, a fast growing fixed satellite solution service provider in Africa backed by powerful satellites, teleport infrastructure and technology solutions that are unique in the industry, whether for transmission of video, data or voice services. iSAT’s customers include media and network companies, multinationals, ISPs, Telcos and governmental agencies. The Company aims to transform the way Africa gets and stays connected to the rest of the world through carrier grade connectivity for voice, data and video applications increasing business opportunities in all kinds of diverse and challenging environments. You can learn more at.


Avanti Communications sells wholesale data telecoms to service providers that use them to create networks for enterprise, carrier, government and consumer users. Avanti Communications’ network consists of:- two high throughput satellites in orbit, called HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2; a multiband satellite called Artemis plus a fourth satellite in construction called HYLAS 3; and a fifth called HYLAS 4 an international fiber network connecting data centers in several countries. Avanti Communications has GEO satellite network spectrum filings in the ITU Master Register for Ka-band at 33.5 degrees West and 31.0 degrees East and for Ka-, Ku-, S- and L-band at 21.5 degrees East.  Avanti Communications serves customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa, you can learn more here.